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Documenting Deco: K–12 Learning Program

Downloadable Materials​
Materials provided in the activity three packet include:
  • Activity Five Lesson Plan

  • Gallery Walk Images

  • Scavenger Hunt I Spy handout template

  • Deco Dream City coloring pages

  • Ticket Out handout

Activity Five: Deco Dream City

In this lesson instructors and students build on the ornamentation that students found in the Scavenger Hunt exercise and students use these design motifs to create/design/embellish their own Art Deco building. Once students are finished, Instructors compile student work to make a city.

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The Documenting Deco Educational Program is provided with funding and support provided by:


This educational program would not have happened without the assistance of many individuals who contributed their time, talents, and knowledge to make it possible. Many thanks to architect and photographer Richard Berenholtz, who inspired Documenting Deco and shares his vast experience with students participating in the program; Judith Spokony, who brings more than thirty years as a New York City educator to creating the teaching guide and student materials; television producer Pamela Kawi who has contributed her talents overseeing all our media; Damian Cavalo for videotaping Richard Berenholtz’s interview; Sandra Tansky for her careful editing and helpful suggestions; Meghan Weatherby, ADSNY’s Executive Director, for her extensive design skills, knowledge of Art Deco and endless patience spending countless hours designing all elements of the final print and online components of program; and Christine Stoddard for her exceptional development and implementation of this program.


Many thanks to the instructors and administrators, for bringing this program to your students. We welcome your suggestions as we expand the program to more schools in the coming year.

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